You don't think people who drive while drunk or impaired should be a felony???? A person impaired can still kill someone. Martha and Paris????? who would bring that up?listen i beleive in just punishment more than anyone else,being that i had a brother murdered ,but i beleive certain laws are ridiculous.I don't beleive not paying child support warrants the county to take your liscence and put you in jail(and no i have never owed child support,I am married with 5 kids)I don't beleive driving while impaired should be a felony,(no i do not drive drunk),and I think martha stewart , and paris hilton in jail is just stupid,and i don't beleive selling cigarettes that were on their way to an incinerator , that were stolen by the suffolk county police from a reservation that was promised to have free uninterupted trade back in the 1700's,is a real crime I'm sorry call me whatever you will but personaly I think it's ridiculous that marino's face was all over the place but yet no pictures of the other 2 guys.And what's the big crime here the idiots that do smoke get to kill themselves a little cheaper,or the fact our goverment which is starting to look to me like a communist one didn't get their ridiculous amount of tax that they recieve on every pack of cigs,what are they up too now $5.00 a pack?cmon!! listen your right even though i don't beleive beam hurt anyone but himself and his family ,(and no i never met him nor do i know anything about him)he does not belong being a cop any longer and he dosen't deserve his pension,even though as long as he puts in for retirement before they indict him i think he gets it.now if he was confiscating stuff off the street and selling it than i think he should go to jail,but not cigs that are going to be burnt.(but if it comes out that he did this with guns well than crucify his ass!!!)as for marino I know him , I love him as a freind since I'm a little kid and he's not a criminal he just did something really stupid probably thinking he wasn't hurting anyone,and in my oppinion he wasn't. just my oppinion
First and foremost- YOU COMMIT A CRIME DO THE TIME.
Yes, some crimes aren't as serious as others, But they are still CRIMES.
Yes, noone got hurt by this crime besides Mike's family, BUT IT IS STILL A CRIME AND HE IS A COP, who is supposed to uphold the law.
In case you haven't noticed also, if the law for child support wasn't enforced this way, Many children wouldn't see a penny from their deadbeat dads(or moms).
I do not Marino, but I do know Mike Beam.
It is a horrible situation for his wife and kids.